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Glenelg is Adelaide’s favourite seaside destination set on the long sandy white beaches of Holdfast Bay. Only 20 minutes from the city and five minutes from Adelaide Airport, Glenelg is a fabulous place to relax, explore and experience Adelaide at its best. It's renowned for its wide beach, stunning sunsets, rich heritage, charming hotels and bustling shops, sidewalk cafes and loads of entertainment. You can also swim with wild dolphins, go diving, snorkelling or join a fishing charter. Trace it's rich history in the galleries and museums, join in the fun of various events and meander along the coast to neighbouring beach towns.
Our seaside shopping precincts offer a fabulous range of giftware shops, stylish fashion boutiques, cafes, restaurants, speciality shops and local galleries.
Jetty Road, Glenelg
Jetty Road, Glenelg is the perfect place to be, year round.
From sunrise to sunset, get your coffee fix first thing in the morning on your way to the beach for a morning stroll, discover on-trend clothing and homewares stores and cap off the end of the day with a relaxing glass of wine.
With cafes and restaurants galore, offering relaxed meals to formal dining, Jetty Road Glenelg is always brimming with great vibes, entertainment and alfresco dining every night of the week.
Come along with your family and friends and enjoy the seaside atmosphere of one of Adelaide’s best beachside locations.
Enjoy food with views of Glenelg at:
- Promenade Restaurant – Local produce, Australian cuisine, a la carte menu, High Tea by the Sea
- The Grand Bar – All day dining, pub fare
- The Moseley Bar and Kitchen – pub fare
- Fourth Bar – Local produce, share plates
- Good Slice Pizza
- Hog’s Australia’s Steakhouse
- Gringo’s Mexican Cantina
- Doughballs The Pizza Place
- Mamma Carmela’s Café and Pizzeria
Other local favourites are Beach Burrito Glenelg, Cardone’s Seafood and Grill, Glenelg BBQ Inn Steakhouse, North Indian Cuisine, Nutrition Republic, Swedish Tarts Glenelg and The Strand Café Restaurant.
You’ll find an array of ice creameries and gelati shops or why not enjoy fish and chips on the beach.
Once you’ve grabbed a bite to eat enjoy some retail or beauty therapy and relaxation. There are a great mix of unique stores along Jetty Road, Glenelg:
- Attitudes Boutique
- Bracegirdle’s House of Fine Chocolates
- Blazae Fashion Emporium
- Denim and Cloth
- Endota Spa
- Extreme Boardriders
- Haigh’s Chocolates
- Haku Massage
- Lumiere Collective
- Paisley Boutique
- The Bronze Snake Shop
- The Ivy Room
- Wanderlust Soul
Event Cinemas, Glenelg
The GU Film House in the eastern end of Glenelg’s Jetty Road precinct boasts six cinemas with large leatherette seats, onsite licensed café/bar and an enticing mix of arthouse and blockbuster movies in a stylish, purpose built cinema complex.
Located on Cowper Street (just off Jetty Road) the GU Film House is easily accessible, with convenient, undercover onsite parking and close proximity to the Bay Tram, Glenelg buses and Partridge Street East car park.
The Beachouse is a fun family entertainment centre packed with games and rides for kids and adults alike. Enjoy heated waterslides, arcade games, carousel, bumper boats, dodgem cars, mini golf and much more!
Marina Pier offers a relaxing seaside, food, wine and shopping precinct. Indulge in the fine culinary delights from an array of cuisines at one of the many restaurants on the pier. Pamper yourself at a day spa or enjoy a quiet drink and delight in the panoramic views of the marina or the sun setting over the ocean.
Places to Eat
- Sammy's on the Marina
- Marina Sunset Bar
- Ellenika Taverna
- Luciano's Marina Pier
- Seafire on the Marina
- Oyster Bar
- The Wharf
- Tomiko Japanese Steak House
- Veloce Paninoteca Espresso Bar
- Asian Flavour House
- Sea Lounge